3 Sep 2020

Two Michelin Stars

SKINA

This is a minuscule restaurant in the old quarter of marbella which we visited during the Covid-19 mask wearing times of 2020. It offers an interesting and bold approach to top-quality gastronomy.

The cusine is traditionally inspired,  showcasing meticulous technique and ingredients of the highest quality.

The food is nothing less than sublime.

We had excellent, knowledgeable and friendly service from our waiter, Jesús, and the rest of the staff.

The restaurant held one Michelin star for ten years and now currently holds two, which is very well deserved.

We had the menú a la carte, which inclu...

4 Aug 2020

Back! Tapas Bar & Restaurant

This was a covid time visit to Back! where David Olivas and Fabián Villar, chef and sommelier, respectively, are the creators of Back! A colourful and modern restaurant, with a focus on traditional and updated Andalucían cuisine.

Although it does state, that this is a tapas bar and restaurant, it is probably more of a restaurant.

The menu caters for tapas, sharing plates, set menus and new inventive culinary creations.

On this occasion, we had the Menu, Grand Back 2020 (9 steps for €55)

Artisan brown bread, fermented for 24 hours and white bread fermented for 12 hours.

Finger food

Eggs fro...

29 Jul 2020

RESTAURANTE CA n’ESMERALDA 

This restaurant has been here for a couple of years now, and is hidden away from the main town area of Sant Antoni de Portmany (San Antonio Abad), near the end of Cala de Bou, overlooking San Antonio Bay.

After our two of visits in 2018, we returned in July 2020, just after the slight easing of Covid Lockdown. You were allowed to remove your masks to eat, which would have been quite difficult, otherwise! 

 Masks at the ready.

We popped in for a light lunch, (do we really have light lunches!) and tried the following.

Pan alioli

Pata de pulpo (octopus and potatoes)

Ta...

28 Jul 2020

RESTAURANTE CA'S MILÁ

This is a stunning restaurant, high up and overlooking the great beach of Cala Tarida, it has a fabulous terrace area, facing the sea in the sunshine.

The restaurant opened in 1987 and today, it is run by the second generation of the Milà family. 

We had,

Tartar de atún rojo con aguacate (red tuna tartar with avocado)

Carpaccio de carabinero (thinly sliced carabinero prawn)

Ensalada curada de pato y mango (cured duck and mango salad)

Ensalada sardina y sobrasada (sardine and sobrasada salad)

Un dentón común muy grande con papas en rodajas al horno

A very large common dentex with sliced potatoes, baked i...

22 Jun 2020

SA CAPELLA

Often described by people in the know and the many famous celebrities who visit the Island, restaurant Sa Capella, is thier favourite in Sant Antoni de Portmany (San Antonio). It's not actually in the lively and much maligned town itself, but a few km outside, on the way to Cala Salada and Santa Agnés,  in the lovely Ibicencan countryside.

It is one of the most delightful restaurant's on the island with a great decor and fantastic ambiance, it is situated in a converted late 16th century chapel. Inside there are small booths around the main cavernous room which has low lighting and candles. I...

20 Jun 2020

Restaurante Es Boldado

This review contains three different trips to Es Boldado

When driving from Sant Josep to Cala d’Hort, before you get there, take the last right turn to Cala Truja, after abour 3 km you will see the sign for Es Boldado on your left.

Turn into this road and drive down the dusty camino (dirt track) for around 1.5km and you will come upon the best view in Ibiza. If you are looking for a restaurant with a view, this is the one for you.

Restaurante Es Boldado is situated on a precipitous cliff, facing the mystical Islets of Es Vedrá (supposedly the third most magnetic place on earth!) and...

19 Feb 2020

RESTAURANT CAMI DE BALAFIA

If you fancy something big and meaty in the evening, (sorry vegetarians but this is probably not for you!) drive up restaurant road, officially known as Carretera San Joan de Labritja, (it‘s the second to last restaurant on the left, on the stretch of road going to the village of San Joan de Labritja from Eivissa (Ibiza Town). If you count down the kilometre roadside posts, it is at 15.4km.

Here,  you will find Camí de Balàfia, which is set back off the main road opposite Ca Na Pepeta, which is also good.

This restaurant represents the real Ibicencan (even hippy) spirit of Ibiza. You eat...

27 Dec 2019

In Decemebr 2019 we returned to the fishing port of Getaria and the excellent Restaurante Kaia-Kaipe.

Getaria is the typical picture postcard Basque Country fishing village.

The village was home to Plácido Domingo’s mother and the famous fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga

You can now visit the Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa (€7 entry fee)

Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa

It was also home to the explorer, navigator, and mariner Juan Sebastián Elkano, who became the first man to circumnavigate the globe (Also spelt Juan Sebastián del Cano, de Elcano and Elcano (1476 - 1526)

Once you have parked your car in the carpark in the bay...

14 Oct 2019

Zahara de Los Atúnes is a fishing village and also a summer tourist resort with a fantastic, Atlantic facing beach. The village is appropriately named after the fish because of the local and traditional seasonal La Almadraba (an age-old Phoenician technique for trapping and catching Atlantic bluefin tuna in elaborate nets. This technique was introduced by the Moors and takes place every May and June around which there are many fiestas). 

In a land that so honours the pig, Zahara’s red tuna is granted the title "The Ibérico of the sea".

As ever in Spain, it can leave the dedicated vegetarian feeling hungry, even the pl...

13 Oct 2019

Pristine sand and dunes with a few good restaurants await you at playa de Bolonia.

It is a surfers beach all year round, backed by the remains of a Roman settlement (The ruins of Baleo Claudia 380BC). 

The town, for the next three centuries, had a huge theatre with temples dedicated to Juno, Jupiter, Minerva and the Egyptian Goddess Isis, the Romans being equal-opportunity believers.

On the shore were the circular stone vats used to salt the tuna. 

Restaurante Las Rejas

At one end of the stunning beach, you will find this characterful family-run restaurant, serving fresh fish and seafood.

On this visit in October 2019 we...

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